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Jul 26, Kohl Gill rated it really liked it Recommended to Kohl by: Clay feet march in all protests. Although Hawken may not care to identify the movement, his descriptions of it place it squarely in the antiglobalist camp.

The world is busy saving itself. And that it is hopeful. Having a variety of organizations makes the overall system stronger in the face of crises the recycling business is great unrwst the environment gets weak.

In the second, the rules change whenever necessary to keep the game going. Refresh and try again. This is a book designed to reassure and slightly realign the “choir. It hardly establishes the fact of a movement.

Jul 12, Elizabeth rated it did not like it Shelves: These movements were later called Buddhism, Hinduism, Payl, monotheistic Judaism, democracy, and philosophical rationalism; the second flowering of the Axial Age brought forth Christianity, Islam, and Rabbinical Judaism. They want to keep the culture game going, so they confront oil exploration in Ecuador. But how do they translate into public policy?

Now, finally, Hawken has put his arguments into print, in a book called Hwken Unrest: Generational Equity and Communitarian platforms s First U.


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A Cure for Capitalism And it may be time to look into that historical context, particularly from a global perspective imperialism, global division of labor.

I like to chew over the sentences and re-read the ones I love. The point Armstrong strongly emphasizes is that the early expressions of religiosity during the Apul Age were not theocratic systems requiring belief, but instructional practices requiring unrext.

Market competition is ultimately a matter of financial capital: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. This quote is a good summary hawkeb why I do not believe the market hawen is enough to make a good world. So what is stopping us from accomplishing these tasks? Energy use can be reduced 80 percent in developed countries within 30 ye whew! I don’t know why it took me so long to read this one.

His focus, as the subtitle of this book reveals, is “How the largest social movement in history is restoring grace, justice, and beauty to the world”. But man, it was hard to get through.

Looking for More Great Reads? Rather than a movement in the conventional sense, could it be an instinctive, collective response to threat? Okay, historical context takes work, history is long and the world is big. Thankfully, the human family has Paul Hawken – blessed with the gift to clearly see both. I believe Hawken when he says we are part of the Earth’s immune system each time we exercise our active compassion in the name of social justice and ecological health.

The world may be caged by a defect of the entire economic profession-namely, the idea that we can assess value in bank notes, or that we can understand our relationship to the material world using an abstract metric rather than a biological one. Ideas are living things; they can be changed and adapted, and can grow. Hawken provides example after example of the tragic effects of the unrestrained progress of such corporate led globalization – that is imposing its “market-based rules and precepts on the entire planet, regardless of place, history, or culture, in the belief that economic growth is an unalloyed good, and that it is best accomplished with the minimization or elimination of interference from government”.


I know that Christians have committed great atrocities throughout history, but if they have done it in the name of religion they are not truly followers of Christ.

Hawken briefly tells the history of the social and environmental movements and then presents the wonderful metaphor that all these He takes the position that the earth can be considered a single organism, a position which has obvious ramifications for the ways that humans conceptualize place and effect.

Ideologies exclude openness, diversity, resiliency, and multiplicity, the very qualities that nourish life in any system, be it ecosystem, immune system, or social system. He has founded successful, ecologically-conscious businesses, and consulted with heads of state and CEOs on economic development, industrial ecology, and environmental policy. Having many informed groups make smaller, more localized decisions is likely to produce more relevant results.

The bits about the civil rights movement were interesting though. I’m not really sure who Hawken’s intended audience is or why he wrote this book.